NEW! ROAD NUMBERS FOR 7 POPULAR PAINT SCHEMES OF THE PC&F 6033 BOXCAR
The Pacific Car & Foundry (PC&F) 6033 cubic capacity boxcar is one of the industry’s truly sleek and classy hy-cube boxcars. The first order of PC&F 6033 boxcars went to the Southern Pacific in 1966, and the Union Pacific, Western Pacific, St. Louis Southwestern, and Southern Pacific railroads received new and additional lots in 1967. In the early service years, PC&F 6033 was primarily employed in appliance and paper-loading assignments. Now operating for privates, many of these cars are still in service today--some of which continue in patched SP/SSW and Alaska Railway paint schemes.
The ExactRail PC&F 6033 features the classic, double-sheathed construction, 3/3/3/1 dreadnaught ends, diagonal panel, overhanging roof, and single 10’-6” YSD sliding doors and Hydra-Cushion underbody detailing of the prototype. ExactRail also accurately matches the 70-ton Barber S-2 trucks or ASF Ride Control trucks of the prototypes.
Southern Pacific (SP) ‘1966 As Delivered’ paint scheme:
In April of 1966, Southern Pacific received the first delivery of 100 PC&F 6033 boxcars. These cars were configured with Car-Pac loaders and did not receive specific service stencils. The artwork has been massaged from our first release many years ago to represent the most accurate SP PC&F 6033 of this paint scheme.
Alaska Railway (ARR) Paint Scheme:In the mid 1990s, Alaska Railway received 50 PC&F 6033 boxcars, and these were painted in Alaska’s striking blue and yellow paint scheme. ARR cars were frequently photographed in Canada and throughout the Pacific Northwest. ExactRail’s model has exceptionally accurate lettering fonts and colors.
Western Pacific (WP) ‘1967 As Delivered’ paint scheme:
In January of 1967, the Western Pacific purchased five PC&F 6033 boxcars for appliance service. These cars received routing assignments to Moraine, Ohio—far from WP rails. The artwork and colors has been completely reworked from our first release many years ago, and the result is an exceptionally accurate rendition of this beautiful WP paint scheme.
Southern Pacific (SP) ‘1967 As Delivered’ paint scheme:
In February of 1967, the Southern Pacific received an additional 100-car lot of PC&F 6033 boxcars. These cars were painted with a yellow door to designate specific service assignments. This lot was assigned to paper loading service out of Eugene, Oregon.
St. Louis Southwestern (SSW) ‘1967 As Delivered’ repaint scheme:
In April of 1967, Cotton Belt received seven PC&F 6033 boxcars that were assigned to appliance service in Louisville, Kentucky. Like the 1966-delivered SP cars, they were outfitted with Car-Pac loaders. The SSW cars had a different lettering style for the capacity and dimensional blocks from the SP cars. And of course, you can expect that it is accurately match to the smallest details on our models.
The Andersons, Inc (BAEX) ex-SP 1967 patch scheme:The Andersons, Inc acquired PC&F 6033 boxcars in the second-hand market. These cars primarily consist of ex-SP 1967 cars with the large yellow door. The Andersons re-stenciled the reporting marks and patched-out the Southern Pacific name. ExactRail’s model is complete with double COTS blocks, U-1 wheel inspection stencil and ACI tags—all of which the SP would have applied post delivery. The result is a car that wears its history on its car sides, and ExactRail’s cars have been accurately faded to represent an in-service car of more than 30 years.
Southern Illinois Railcar (SIRX) ex-ARR patch scheme:
Southern Illinois Railcar acquired a group of PC&F 6033 boxcars from the Alaska Railway. These cars feature a slightly faded color of Alaska blue with re-stenciled SIRX reporting marks. Many SIRX cars are still in service today, some of which near the ExactRail facilities in Utah working out of the Morton Salt plant near the Great Salt Lake.
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